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Rabbi Kalman Packouz

Rabbi Kalman Packouz is the author and publisher of Shabbat Shalom Internet Weekly. To subscribe, go to www.shabbatshalom.org and enter your email address. Click for Rabbi Packouz's complete bio.

V'etchanan 5764

V'etchanan 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Last week I spoke with a person who would like to be ...


Devarim 5764

Devarim 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! What is the saddest day of a person's life? Most likely it ...


Masay 5764

Masay 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! One of the more interesting messages I received on my ...


Pinchas 5764

Pinchas 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! My special thanks to all who have donated to help rebuild ...


Balak 5764

Balak 5764

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Two Torah scrolls torn and desecrated. Germany 1938? NO! London 2004. One week ago on Friday night the Aish Center was torched. Over $400,000 in ...


Chukat 5764

Chukat 5764

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Two Torah scrolls torn and desecrated. Germany 1938? NO! London 2004. One week ago on Friday night the Aish Center was torched. Over $400,000 in ...


Korach 5764

Korach 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! In this week's Torah portion we have a rebellion, Korach's ...


Shlach 5764

Shlach 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Last week I shared with you the Secret of Life according ...


Be'halot'cha 5764

Be'halot'cha 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! I once offered a young man the opportunity to meet my good ...


Naso 5764

Naso 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Can one test the Almighty? Part of what I do in life is ...


Bamidbar 5764

Bamidbar 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Tuesday evening, May 25th, begins the two day holiday of ...


Bechukotai 5764

Bechukotai 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Almost every day Israel is under attack. Jews are murdered ...


Emor 5764

Emor 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! A wagon driver, a simple man, once asked the Chofetz ...


Kedoshim 5764

Kedoshim 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! This fall Aish HaTorah will celebrate its 30th ...


Metzora 5764

Metzora 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Over 3,000 years ago we left Egypt. Right now the Jewish ...


Shmini 5764

Shmini 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! This coming Shabbat is my son Elimelech's Bar Mitzvah. ...


Passover (first day) 5769

Passover (first day) 5769

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Pesach! You can ...


Tzav 5764

Tzav 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! A Jewish man was waiting in line to be knighted by the ...


Vayikra 5764

Vayikra 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Less than three weeks to Pesach and counting ... Monday ...


Pekudei 5764

Pekudei 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Over the years a number of sincere Christians and a ...


Ki Tisa 5764

Ki Tisa 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Last week we explored the excuses for anti-Semitism; this ...


Tetzaveh 5764

Tetzaveh 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! It has been said that the history of almost all of the ...


Trumah 5764

Trumah 5764

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GOOD MORNING! Eli Wiesel was quoted on Israeli radio last night speaking at the conference on European Anti-Semitism that the Jews of Europe live ...


Mishpatim 5764

Mishpatim 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! A father of a teenager I knew had a beautiful 1965 Ford ...


Yitro 5764

Yitro 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Rabbi Shalom Schwadron, a moving speaker and story teller, ...


Beshalach 5764

Beshalach 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! When is the New Year? Would you be surprised to know that ...


Bo 5764

Bo 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! What is the greatest pleasure in your life? Love of your ...


Va'eira 5764

Va'eira 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! If you had the chance, would you like to discuss with God? ...


Shmot 5764

Shmot 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! One of the major questions in life is, "Do we control our ...


Vayechi 5764

Vayechi 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Recently, I attended a Simon and Garfunkel "Old Friends" ...


Vayigash 5764

Vayigash 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! What legacy would you like to leave to your children? ...


Mikeitz 5764

Mikeitz 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Happy Hanukah! I hope your candles are burning bright! ...


Vayeshev 5764

Vayeshev 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Happy Hanukah! The first candle is lit before sunset (and ...


Vayishlach 5764

Vayishlach 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Hanukah is coming soon - the first night is Friday, ...


Vayetzei 5764

Vayetzei 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! What would you do if as a child you overheard the doctor ...


Toldot 5764

Toldot 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Do you ever get the feeling that the media is biased ...


Chayei Sarah 5764

Chayei Sarah 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! This week's Torah portion recounts the death and burial of ...


Vayeira 5764

Vayeira 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! In last week's Torah portion the Almighty commands ...


Re'eh 5761

Re'eh 5761

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GOOD MORNING! May you have a spectacular week. And here are some thoughts to help make it so! Q & A: WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THE HEBREW MONTH OF ...


Ekev 5761

Ekev 5761

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GOOD MORNING! Recently a friend of mine asked me, "Do you really believe in God?" When I answered "for sure" his response was "really?" Personally, ...


V'etchanan 5761

V'etchanan 5761

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GOOD MORNING! How much of your success is due to your brains, good judgment, risk taking and experience versus "coincidence"? Here's the story! The ...


Devarim 5761

Devarim 5761

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GOOD MORNING! I thought that the beautiful little piece that follows is particularly appropriate for Tisha B'Av as so much pain, suffering and ...


Masay 5761

Masay 5761

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GOOD MORNING! I received a beautiful and meaningful piece (below) via the internet. The author was listed as anonymous. I did some research and I ...


Matot 5761

Matot 5761

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GOOD MORNING! I received a beautiful and meaningful piece (below) via the internet. The author was listed as anonymous. I did some research and I ...


Pinchas 5761

Pinchas 5761

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GOOD MORNING! This week we shall conclude the 7 Wonders of Jewish History! A quick review: - The Jewish people are an eternal nation. - The ...


Korach 5761

Korach 5761

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GOOD MORNING! Last week I shared with you the first two unique wonders of Jewish history -- (1) it was prophesied that the Jewish people would be an ...


Shlach 5761

Shlach 5761

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GOOD MORNING! Over 300 years ago, King Louis XIV of France asked Blaise Pascal, the great Christian philosopher, to give him proof of God. Pascal ...


Be'halot'cha 5761

Be'halot'cha 5761

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GOOD MORNING! Why live a Torah-way of life? There are many benefits and pleasures in living Jewishly, but ultimately the goal is to develop the ...


Naso 5761

Naso 5761

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GOOD MORNING! Thank you for your patience! Two weeks ago I promised some excerpts from Rabbi Zelig Pliskin's latest book, Patience (available from ...


Bamidbar 5761

Bamidbar 5761

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GOOD MORNING! Please have more patience for the Patience Tips -- I forgot that I needed to write about Shavuot this week. Sunday evening, May 27th, ...